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I'm excruciatingly new to the world of cgi (literally a few days), and up to now I can only use other peoples scripts on my site (i.e. I haven't looked into writing them yet!).
Anyway, if you wouldn't mind, I'd like someone to write me a script that makes the browser go to another url. The problem arises because I'm changing over to another host, and I know people are currently linking to the old address. The only two possible old addresses (that no longer work) are:
http://www.jokecity.webprovider.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi
and
http://www.jokecity.webprovider.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi?action=intro

Coincidently, these two different things have exactly the same effect!
I'd like a script written that I can call Ultimate.cgi, and place in this location that redirects the user to:
http://the-jokecity.virtualave.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi

So, I presume you understand the predicament I'm in, and I'll dish out the points for any speedy response that actually works!
(Just for reference, the path for perl is usr/local/bin/perl)
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Question by:stesherlock
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#!/usr/local/bin/perl

print "Content-type: text/html\n";
$location="http://the-jokecity.virtualave.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi";
print "Location: $location\n\n";


This script will redirect user to http://the-jokecity.virtualave.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi 

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by:lambda
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Another option is giving in the head portion of the HTML,

<meta http-equiv=refresh content=0;url="http://the-jokecity.virtualave.com/ubb/ubbcgi/Ultimate.cgi">
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by:stesherlock
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Thanks mate! It was just what I was looking for. I'm sorry I asked you instead of just researching it myself, but like I said I'm new to cgi and I don't really have the time at the moment to research it!
If you know of any good, free tutorials I'd be greatly appreciative.
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by:lambda
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You can visit the following sites...

http://www.cgi101.com/class/
http://www.irt.org

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